Accident Report Detail
Accident: 14557193 - Employee Killed When Crushed Between Caterpillar And Stump
|Inspection||Open Date||SIC||Establishment Name|
|14964316||07/26/1984||1611||Kent Nickols Construction|
At approximately 6:00 p.m. on July 3, 1984, Employee #1, age 18, and coworkers were skidding stumps to fill an area in a road under construction. The Caterpillar driver was pushing stumps forward while simultaneously pulling one large stump with a chain. A coworker needed to unlock the chain from a stump in front. After several unsuccessful attempts to unhook the chain, he motioned the driver to move back a bit. As he did so, Employee #1 apparently became caught between the rear of the Caterpillar and the stump that was being pulled. He was crushed and killed. It was later determined that Employee #1's ribs punctured his lungs, causing them to fill with blood.
|1||14964316||Fatality||Puncture||Physicists and astronomers|